Rainforest Action Network (RAN)

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is headquarted in San Francisco, California with offices staff in Tokyo, Japan, and Edmonton, Canada, plus thousands of volunteer scientists, teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens around the world. We believe that a sustainable world can be created in our lifetime, and that aggressive action must be taken immediately to leave a safe and secure world for our children.  

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Nation's Largest Environmental Organizations Stand Together To Oppose Oil Pipeline
The heads of the nation’s largest environmental organizations—often at odds on the best strategy for combating climate change—released a letter today calling on President Obama to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would span from the tar sands of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. (1)
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Cargill Supplier Connected to Illegal Logging; Allegations of Slave Labor
One week after Cargill announced it will begin providing US markets with palm oil certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has confirmed that Malaysian palm oil company Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) supplies palm oil to Cargill.
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Monday, May 23, 2011
Advocates Unfurl 50-foot Banner Message to Chevron on Richmond Bridge
At 9:00 am this morning, five environmental advocates with the Rainforest Action Network descended over the edge of the bottom level of the Richmond Bridge and unfurled a 30’x50’ foot banner message directed at Chevron: “Chevron Guilty: Clean up Amazon.” Today’s protest comes two days before Chevron’s Annual Shareholder meeting at its San Ramon headquarters. It will be the first shareholder meeting since the company was found guilty of massive oil contamination in the Ecuador Amazon and ordered to pay $18 billion dollars.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Rainforest Action Network Finds Disney Tied to Forest Destruction and Endangered Tiger Loss
Today, activists with Rainforest Action Network (RAN), costumed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, blocked the entrace to the Walt Disney Company's headquarters as two other activists unfurled a 35-foot banner reading, “Disney: Destroying Indonesia’s Rainforests” on an archway above. The group is protesting the iconic company after lab results found that paper used in Disney’s kids books contained fiber from endangered Indonesian rainforests.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Report Finds Chevron Downplaying Shareholder Risk and Liability from $18 Billion Ecuador Judgment
Two weeks before Chevron’s (NYSE: CVX ) Annual General Shareholders meeting, a report released today, An Analysis of the Financial and Operational Risks to Chevron Corporation from Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco, finds that Chevron’s multi-billion liability in Ecuador poses serious financial and operational risk to the company and its shareholders. The report finds that Chevron's strategy in the Ecuador litigation could depress stock price, and increase enforcement and raise costs for oil companies.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011
Texan Takes Fight Against Tar Sands Pipeline to Citigroup
David Daniel is traveling 1,500 miles from the Piney Woods of East Texas to midtown Manhattan this week with a message for Citigroup, the nation’s third-largest bank: Don’t help a Canadian oil pipeline company endanger my community.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Community Calls for Shutdown of Chicago’s Crawford Coal Plant
At 10:00am today, six activists with the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), Rising Tide North America, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and the Backbone Campaign climbed the fence to Midwest Generation’s controversial Crawford coal plant in Little Village. The activists unfurled a 7’ x 30’ banner atop a 20-foot tall sprawling coal pile that feeds the power plant, which reads: “Close Chicago’s Toxic Coal Plants.”
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Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Statement in Solidarity with Long Teran Kenan Community in Indonesia
Responding to a land dispute grievance filed by the Indigenous community of Long Teran Kenan and allies including Rainforest Action Network, against palm oil giant IOI Group, the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has ruled that IOI is in breach of the RSPO Code of Conduct. The decision is available in its entirety here:
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Tuesday, April 05, 2011
New Report Card Exposes Largest Financers of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
A new report card issued today by Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club ranks ten of the world’s largest banks on their financing of mountaintop removal coal mining projects. Since 2010, the report card found that the top three financiers of the destructive mining practice are PNC, Citi, and UBS. Deutsche Bank and GE Capital received failing grades for having no policy in place to guide funding of mining companies. Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo were found to have the strongest policies in the sector.
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Monday, March 14, 2011
Rainforest Action Network Demands Top Financiers Move Away from Coal
Today the nations top six financiers of the coal industry received letters from Rainforest Action Network (RAN) urging that they transition their energy portfolios away from coal and toward renewable energy. The banks, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, PNC and Morgan Stanley, each provide millions of dollars of financing annually for coal mining companies and utility companies that operate coal-fired power plants.
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